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Whitstone, Cornwall

Historical Description

Whitstone, a parish in Cornwall, 6 miles from Holsworthy station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Holsworthy; telegraph office, Holsworthy railway station. Acreage, 3931; population, 394. Hilton Wood Castle is an ancient earthwork in the neighbourhood. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Truro; gross value, £230 with residence. The church is ancient but good, and was thoroughly restored in 1882. There is a Bible Christian chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCornwall 
Poor Law unionStratton 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX22
Post TownHolsworthy